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de making news in america this morning, thanksgiving triple threat. snow, rain and ice, two systems moving across the country as millions hit the road for the holiday. we're tracking it all. president-elect donald trump names two women to his cabinet and hear his new thanksgiving message as hillary clinton's popular vote swells past 2 million. a suspect jumps out of a trunk when a police officer approaches the vehicle. the struggle with what appears to be a gun in the suspect's hand. the dramatic conclusion. the thanksgiving day macy's parade is just hours away. we'll check out the balloon, the preparations and the security as the parade route passes just a block from the president-elect's home.
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and we do say good thursday morning, everyone. happy thanksgiving. >> it could get tricky for those trying to trek to their destinations. a weather system in the midwest is bringing rain and snow that will move east later and bring some winter weather into the appalachians, new york and new england. there's also a storm in the northwest with heavy rain and strong wind as long the coast from portland to seattle. there could also be as much as a foot of snow in the cascades. further south in los angeles the holiday getaway stretch well into the evening hours with traffic backed up both to and from l.a.x. it's expected to be the third busiest airport this holiday weekend and would be a miracle if those people make their flights on time. here's how it will affect the holiday festivities. good morning and happy thanksgiving to cam. >> good morning, diane and kendis. we're seeing lots of green in the midsection of our country which means go so things are looking good here, however, some problem spots in the pacific northwest. thanks to rain, thanks to a cold
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front moving through and the northeast. we have a storm system that will bring us snow across new england. further south in the mid-atlantic it will be rain. as for that big black friday shopping forecast, the nation's midsection looking very nice once again. the northeast and northwest where we could see wet spots. diane and kendis, back to you. >> cam tran, that accuweather, thank you. donald trump is spending the holiday in palm beach, florida, as his cabinet is gradually taking shape. >> nikki haley has accepted his offer. betsy devos was tapped for education secretary and trump is expected to appoint wilbur ross to lead the commerce department. >> the president-elect is calling for a restoration and healing. stephanie ramos has the latest for us from washington. stephanie, good morning, happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: happy thanksgiving to you, as well. president-elect donald trump is on vacation but rolling out some new appointments for his cabinet.
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diversifying it with his latest nominees, two women. this morning, president-elect donald trump and his family are hunkered down at the luxury mar-a-lago resort in florida. on wednesday he released this thanksgiving message on social media. >> it's my prayer that on this thanksgiving we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country. >> reporter: while white men dominated his early staff picks, trump's now nominated two women to join his cabinet. south carolina governor nikki haley to serve as u.s. ambassador to the united nations and charter school advocate betsy devos to lead the department of education. both women are strong republican leaders but also the president-elect's first female appointments. neither were supporters of mr. trump on the campaign trail. >> donald trump is everything we hear and teach our kids not to do in kindergarten. >> reporter: haley, the youngest governor at 44 in the country feels differently now. >> while i won't pretend to have always been president-elect's biggest cheerleader, i did vote
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for him and i was absolutely thrilled to see him win. >> reporter: haley is the daughter of indian immigrants so she's the first minority selection but has very little diplomatic experience. devos, who is pro-common core was a delegate for ohio governor john kasich but now on board with the trump team. to the lead the commerce department mr. trump is expected to name 78-year-old billionaire investor wilbur ross who may be one of the oldest members of the cabinet and dr. ben carson, he isn't out of the running just yet and says an announcement is coming as his role possibly as head of housing and urban development. rudy giuliani, david petraeus and mitt romney all vying for secretary of state still. kendis and diane, back over to you. >> that announcement expected shortly after the thanksgiving break. stephanie, thank you. turning to hillary clinton and her growing lead in the
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popular vote, after losing the electoral college clinton now has 2 million more popular votes than donald trump. a lot of her lead was generated by california where votes are still being counted. former green party presidential candidate jill stein has raised enough money to pay for recounts in the battleground states of wisconsin, michigan and pennsylvania. back to new york state where security is being beefed up here in the city as tradition takes place near the president-elect's home. the macy's thanksgiving day parade moves down manhattan's upper west side passing one avenue away from trump tower. in addition to extra patrols sanitation trucks will line the route to garth against a repeat of the truck attack in france. those giant balloons came to life thanks to the efforts of the inflation crews. always a cool thing in new york city. they work late into the evening as plenty of spectators gathered to watch. among this year's new balloons, a giant charlie brown and diary
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of a wimpy kid. >> almost as fun watching them inflate the balloons as the parade itself. >> as a kid that was the highlight going to see that. >> good stuff. americans will enjoy plenty of turkey but tater and toth will not be on the table for meal time. >> thanks to president obama clearly having a good time during his eighth and final presidential turkey pardon, abc's janai norman has all the highlights. >> reporter: president obama letting the bad puns fly. >> but this is the last time i'm doing this so we're not leaving any room for leftovers. >> reporter: even in the absence of first daughters sasha and malia the annual turkey pardon was stuffed full of dad jokes. >> i've established another tradition. embarrassing my daughters with a corny-copia of bad dad jokes. no way i'm cutting this habit cold turkry. >> reporter: the president joined in the rose garden this year but his nephews austin and aaron saying his daughters had a
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scheduling conflict or something. >> actually they just couldn't take my jokes anymore. they were fed up. >> reporter: over the last eight years the tradition has been a lighthearted start to the holiday season. the president making the turkey pardon into more of a showcase of his punny dad jokes. >> time flies even if turkeys don't. >> reporter: this year the two lucky turkeys spared from the dinner table, tater and toth. >> he's sort of like the vice turkey, we're working on getting him a pair of aviator glasses. >> reporter: president obama poking fun at vice president joe biden and giving a nod to those turkeys that didn't make the cut. >> who didn't get to ride the gravy train to freedom and proved that they weren't chicken. >> reporter: turning almost somber puns. >> everyone knows that
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thanksgiving traffic can put people in a fowl mood. >> reporter: and the pardons. >> all right, congratulations. hey. >> reporter: janai norman, abc news, new york. >> now we know why sasha and malia didn't show up. they must have seen the script. still ahead, no winner in last night's powerball so the jackpot is now approaching $500 million. black friday is less than 24 hours away so here are the new tricks retailers are pulling out in hopes of getting your attention and, of course, your money. and an attempted ambush on a police officer. caught on camera.
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the storm system moves towards central america. the system is a hurricane again. otto expected to make landfall in nicaragua or costa rica or perhaps both but definitely later today. the dow jones and s&p hit another record high on wall street yesterday continuing a post-election trend. the dow rose just over 59 points, but mortgage rates also have risen sharply since the election worrying homebuyer. the 30-year rate is at the highest in more than a year. the holiday shopping season gets under way and retailers are trying a little bit of everything to lure customers into spending. some offering special pro-motions like starting cyber monday on friday. abc's rebecca jarvis has a guide to some of the best deals. >> reporter: more than 137 million americans are expected to shop this weekend on the hunt for the best deals of the season. like this 40-inch l.e.d. tv on sale at walmart for $125 and at target, this ipad pro now $100
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off for 449. some retailers are testing out some new tricks. >> a lot are competing on price but also competing on toy exclusivity, offering toys you can only get online. >> reporter: others trying this on, staying closed for thanksgiving. >> the cost benefit isn't worth it so might as well just shut down then re-open the next day. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. and there was no winning ticket in last night's powerball drawing, so the jackpot is now at least $403 million. >> so while that soups like a lot of money it's nowhere near the record which was more than a billion and a half dollars. that jackpot split between three winners. the next is saturday night. >> i will not scoff at 400 million if anyone wants to hand that over. >> exactly. when we come back, sparks shoot from a man's pants after an e-cigarette explodes in his
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pocket. and a high-speed chase with a suspect trying to escape in the river. so how did this end? ♪ happy holidays from crayola. so when do i start? um, shouldn't it be "spokes-crayon?" can somebody turn on the a/c? i'm melting here. ♪air marker spraayer!!! chemistry, baby! so i just hold this part and spraaaaaay... i'm okay. the holidays just got more surprising. you can find these great gifts and more in the crayola aisle. aaaaaah! each sold separately. let's just get a sandwich or something. "or something"? you don't just graduate from medical school, "or something." and we don't just pull smoked chicken, bake fresh foccacia and hand-slice avocado. there's nothing "or something" about it.
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stunning sight in southern california. workers removing a massive boulder. they watched in amazement as it crashed onto the road breaking into pieces. the highway was closed for at least two days in january because an 18-foot boulder blocked the mountain road. >> drivers in northern california and up into washington will have to deal with wet roads this morning. there's still snow on some roads in the upper midwest as well but they'll be getting icy in new england today with wet roads further south. if you're flying airport delays are possible in minneapolis and detroit. also in detroit, an investigation is under way after four men died of suspected
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carbon monoxide poisoning. >> a relative described the bodies after they had not been heard from in some time. there was no answer at the store so the relative kicked in the door and that's what they found. the campus police officer shot in the head while on duty in detroit has died. the wayne state university officer colin rose had been on life support. rose was patrolling an area a few blocks from the campus when he was attacked. a suspect deangelo davis, is now being questioned in connection with the murder. check out this dash cam video from louisstone, idaho. a police officer suspects a fugitive is hiding in the trunk of that car right there when he taps on the lid and, voila, the wanted man hops out with what appears to be a gun in his hand. it turned out to be a replica but still the pair fell to the ground during a struggle. backup finally arrived aand they were able to handcuff the suspect who was wanted on drug charges. a sixth child has died in that tennessee school bus crash.
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8-year-old ki on tay wilson passed away last night two days after the accident. the crash happened on a road not part of driver johnthony walker's normal route. they are trying to figure out why he was even on that road. toxicology reports did not reveal any drugs or alcohol in walker's system. and this frightening scene took place inside a wine tore at new york's grand central terminal. the man working behind the counter, watch what happens to him. that is an e-cigarette exploding in his pocket. a colleague that also works at the store said he thought he had a pocket full of fireworks in his pants. the victim suffered multiple burns and will require surgery. >> wow. some advice if you're involved in a high-speed chase, avoid dead end streets. >> a good one. >> driver of this white van probably wishes someone had told him that. speeding to the streets of perth, australia, dead end street but the driver doesn't stop there. with no other options he jumps out of the van and into a river
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but you can see that officer right behind him swimming almost fast enough to rival michael phelps it seems. he did manage to catch the driver and arrest him. they had backup on the other side of the river as well so not too many escape routes. >> both swimming at a fairly good clip. >> display of athleticism. >> one was doing the butterfly and the other freestyle. three games on your menu. minnesota against detroit begins at 12:30 eastern time? right now hoops highlights from espn. good morning, and happy thanksgiving. unfortunately, the nick folk story is not available. we do have sports that happened on wednesday night. >> not quite as entertaining. kevin love, that would be the cavs and blazers in cleveland. kevin love had pretty much a stellar first quarter. ate all the food. all the buckets. >> love again. >> eight three-pointers. 11 for 14 from the field.
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he actually finished with more points in the first quarter than the entire blazers team did combined. 34 points for love. >> is that a record? >> 40 for the game. a record for the first quarter, indeed. cavs won, as well. how about the lakers and the warriors. trying to avenge that loss last time they played moving it around. curry, you know, that kid, don't call him stephon. you won't get a shoe deal with him. kevin durant, he plays for them now. fourth quarter, just gets so silly, ian clark lost the ball. then what happened? that wasn't silly. shot it and made a basket. >> hey, go eat lots and lots of turkey, just don't put your frozen turkey in the hot oil if you're going to fry it. don't do it. >> don't wash your turkey. >> that either.
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>> too late. >> good advice. up next in "the pulse," sorry to spoil the fun but we are about to consume a lot of calories. wait until you hear just how many. combining two great holidays, the gravy flavored candy canes. thinking, just by looking in my eyes. but what they didn't know was that i had dry, itchy eyes. i used artificial tears from the moment i woke up... ...to the moment i went to bed. so i finally decided to show my eyes some love,... ...some eyelove. eyelove means having a chat with your eye doctor about your dry eyes because if you're using artificial tears often and still have symptoms, it could be chronic dry eye. it's all about eyelove, my friends.
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constipation and vomiting. trintellix did not have significant impact on weight. ask your healthcare professional if trintellix could make a difference for you. ♪ it is your thanksgiving day "pulse." we'll talk turkey, trimmings and all those calories. >> yum. typical thanksgiving dinner will run you about 3,000 calories. add another 1500 on top for drink, appetizers and, of course, dessert. here's the good news, nutrition ifs say it's not the end of the world if you overindulge as long as you don't turn that into a four or five-day binge but for those who want to completely ignore that advice, heard of the
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thanksgiving sandwich. turkey, the cranberry sauce, gravy all in one big thing so if you want to keep eating after thanksgiving you can. well, a doughnut shop in providence, rhode island has added a new twist. the friendsgiving doughnut. >> okay, so get ready. it's a brioche with cranberry glaze, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, this delicious concoction is something to really give thanks for, i'd say. nothing says america more than that. >> diet food. definitely, yes. so many of us are looking forward to topping our thanksgiving turkey with a tasty helping of gravy. doesn't have to stop there at your plate. >> you can get your fill in the form of a holiday treat. introducing gravy flavored candy canes. that's right, folks. it's a candy cane that tastes just like gravy. >> if you don't want to get on the gravy train, they also come in bacon, pickle and wasabi.
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wow. >> bacon flavored candy canes. >> i might try the wasabi. after the turkey, the christmas countdown is on, of course, just 30 days until christmas and a lot of people will be getting their trees this weekend. growers say the crop is good this year. >> good to know. most of the older evergreens for sale weather the drought but that may not be the case in a few years because the drought destroyed the young trees just planted so buy them up this year and merry christmas, happy new year. >> more news after this. >> is that the holiday we're celebrating. >> i think you figured it out. you don't let anything keep you sidelined.
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david murphy has the holiday forecast, whether or not you could experience showers along the parade route and something that may end up on your dinner table actually helps a couple nab a thief. those stories and much more, coming up on the thanksgiving edition of "action news."
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don't go away. >> reporter: it's the moment your butterball turns into a fireball. in watch your feet. >> reporter: truly the stuff of thanksgiving legend and disaster. deep fried turkey. getting the bird in the oil always an adventure. whether it's flown in by drone or dropped with unfortunate consequences. >> drop and run, dude, drop and run. >> reporter: bill weir once showed it off. >> while the oil is getting up to 350 degrees, remind all pets and kids they're not allowed anywhere near the frying apparatus, just to be sure i usually tie my child to a tree. >> reporter: he's kidding, of course, but this is serious stuff. >> we treat about 50 patients per year with grease burns, most of them are related to cooking and so we really want to make sure that people understand what -- how dangerous these burdens can be.
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>> cooking oil when it's heated enough is just as flammable as gasoline. nearly any spark will ignite it. >> reporter: you should only deep fry your turkey outdoors and only on a surface that won't burn like brick or concrete. wooden outdoor decks are a no-no. when it comes to cooking we asked butterball's talk line expert marriage klindera for her best tip. >> preheatle oil which takes a little time and make sure your turkey is thoroughly dry, no ice crystals and then lower it slowly into the hot oil. it's a real quick way to cook your turkey, 3 half to 4 minutes a pound and check the temperature when it reaches 175, it's done. and delicious. >> of course, make sure to measure the oil and take into account the turkey itself so when you put the turkey in you don't get oil all over the place. >> it will all make for a great holiday, won't it? >> looking forward to that. >> happy a pleasant good morning
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to you, 4:30 a.m., thursday, november 24. it is thanksgiving. >> gobble gobble. >> crews are getting rallied for the thanksgiving day parade we'll have a live report on the early morning setup. >> donald trump announces new picks to his cabnet. karen rogers will be here later this morning along the parade route, let's head over to meteorologist, david m

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